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Serious injury compensation lawyers

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Matthew Tollitt – Serious injury solicitor

Serious accident compensation solicitor – Liverpool

Graduating from the University of Wales, Matthew then undertook legal training at Chester College of Law. His training was then completed in local government, before taking a year abroad, where he had experience of working with a firm of solicitors in Sydney, Australia.

When he returned to England, Matthew joined Thompsons in our Newcastle office as a qualified solicitor and has been with Thompsons ever since.

In 1991, Matthew moved to the Liverpool branch, where, having managed the branch for many years, now specialises in conducting cases of the highest complexity and severity. The branch covers Merseyside, surrounding areas and North Wales.

Heading up the Serious Injury Unit based in Liverpool, Matthew handles many serious injury cases including head injury and amputation cases. However, he has also developed a particular interest and expertise in sports injury and animal injury cases.

Matthew is known for his dedication to fighting for the best outcome for his clients, many of whom will have suffered life-changing injuries and will need extensive and specialist care for the rest of their lives.

Successful serious injury compensation claims

Here are just a few eexamples of the many successful serious injury compensation claims which Matthew secured substantial compensation for his client.

Serious road accident compensation claim – Lower limb amputation

Matthew represented this client when he suffered a serious injury to his foot when it was crushed by a heavy lorry. He was working as a crew of 3 on the lorry when the driver unexpectedly turned its wheels and moved off, trapping his foot.

In hospital for several weeks, Matthew's client underwent several surgical procedures to try to repair the damage, including the placement of a wire and skin grafts. Sadly, the surgery was unsuccessful and he underwent further surgery to carry out an amputation of his lower limb.

Prior to his accident, Matthew’s client had been fit and healthy, and a qualified tradesman whose work required him to be very active and confident on construction sites. His future plans had included travel and work around the country but this was all now unavailable to him, and he is disadvantaged in the labour market.

Matthew negotiated strongly on his client’s behalf and was able to secure a substantial six-figure sum in serious injury compensation, part of which was paid in two interim payments which Matthew secured for his client whilst the claim progressed

Serious accident compensation claim – Neck injury

Matthew represented the train driver injured when his train derailed. Praised for his actions during the crash, the driver sustained a broken shoulder, bruising to his arm, a cut to his knee and a serious head wound. Most serious of all though, was the fracture of several neck vertebrae.

Matthew’s client was knocked out during the accident and was freed from the cab after about 2 hours. He spent several weeks in hospital whilst he was fitted with a halo brace to support his head and neck whilst his injuries healed. However, it was many months before he was able to return to any form of work.

Although liability was not denied by the defendant, Matthew was forced to issue court proceedings in order to negotiate an acceptable settlement for his client. After rejecting several unacceptable offers, Matthew secured a substantial six-figure sum in serious injury compensation for his client. Although currently still employed by the defendant, his client’s future and employment possibilities remain uncertain.

Sports injury compensation claim – Serious leg injury

This client suffered a serious injury whilst playing in an amateur football game. One of the opposition players tackled him some time after he had passed the ball to another team member. The tackle was high and reckless and Matthew’s client suffered multiple fractures to his leg.

He was taken to hospital where it was found that the damage was so serious that there was a risk that he could lose his leg. Thankfully, this was not the case, but he has been left with a significant disability.

This was a difficult case given the circumstances, including the identification of the offending player. The other side’s insurers refused to negotiate settlement and despite his extensive efforts to settle the claim, Matthew was forced to commence court proceedings. However, at trial the Judge held that the tackle was reckless and was satisfied that this was a challenge far beyond the laws of the game. He found for Matthew’s client, awarding him over £40,000 in accident compensation.

Comments from grateful clients whom Matthew has represented

Here is just a small sample of Matthew’s many letters of thanks from clients for whom he has secured accident compensation, often for very serious injuries.

"When … took over my claim for personal injury from another law firm things moved a lot faster and i was pleased with the outcome".
This client hit his head on an overhanging roof at his workplace – Matthew secured accident at work compensation

"...the outstanding professionalism of everyone involved in my case was been first class. Thanks to everyone. I am very grateful".
Matthew secured work accident compensation for this client who suffered a knee injury when the chair he sat on collapsed, later found to be broken

"My case was really well dealt with. I was kept informed at all times as to what was happening and was sent to see some top class medical people. Overall I thought you did a first class job and got me a great result and the compensation I received has given me a safety net for the future. Many thanks."
This client suffered several serious injuries in an accident at work

"Very please with the way Matthew Tollitt handle my case. I was kept regularly informed and was made to feel that my case was important. It is the first time I've needed to make an injury claim, and if I have to again in the future I would not hesitate to contact …, and likewise advise people I know to contact [them]".
Matthew secured accident compensation for this client who suffered an injury in an accident at work

"Even though I was not successful the service was very good".

Making an accident compensation claim for serious injury

Telephone us now on 0800 783 9019 or complete one of our online compensation claim forms, and a representative will contact you as soon as possible.

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